Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana offers true breakthrough developments in many areas
of medicine.

In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana can be recommended by a certified physician to treat serious conditions such as:

  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Crohn's disease
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases

The Book

Pot Luck: Why Marijuana is Today’s Medicine is an exploration of the benefits of Marijuana – and the science behind it – for the treatment of a variety of serious illnesses and maladies.

The book is available on Amazon. Interesting enough it was published even before Pennsylvania passed medical cannabis bill when majority of people didn’t know too much about medical aspects of medical cannabis. It features the personal stories of real (and named) American patients and doctors. Pot Luck tells of their struggle with conventional medicine and ultimate success in an often, difficult political, legal, and moral setting. As America slow-marches inevitably toward legalization, it is the patients like those in the book who are driving the legislative progress. Yet, marijuana remains illegal in half of our states denying patients with cancer, Parkinson’s, PTSD, seizures, glaucoma, anxiety, and most important, pain relief. The authors, Mikhail J. Artamonov, M.D. and Richard W. Lewis, write in a spirited, accessible, and optimistic manner, much like the patients they describe.

About the Authors

Richard W. Lewis

Richard W. Lewis (RL) is a branding guy, marketing strategist, author and professor.

He was the Worldwide Managing Director at TBWA/Chiat/Day on Absolut vodka, responsible for strategy, marketing and creative, globally. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling ABSOLUT BOOK.

RL teaches at New York University, an Honors course he created, “Branding: People, Places & Things.” This course was the launchpad for his book “Why Hire Jennifer? How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job, and Every Job in Between.”

RL likes people, is a happy person, and isn’t embarrassed about either.

Dr. Mikhail Artamonov

Dr. Mikhail Artamonov,  referred affectionately and syllable-saving as “Dr. A” has a complex and woven background but is guided by one simple credo: the practice of Good Medicine. He believes that new medical technologies not only make medicine more effective but can actually make it more personal.

He is the visionary and inspiration behind MJA HealthCare. Over 25 years of his non-stop search for the best medical knowledge he became trained in different specialties including Neurology and Physiatry, Anesthesiology and Psychiatry, Internal and Integrative Medicine.  Dr. A is now also Board certified in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine.

Dr. A is licensed to practice in NY, PA, MA, and FL, which makes him a great person to travel with.

About the Authors

Why Hire Jennifer?

Is a modern manual that arms job seekers to find their first “real” job and every job thereafter. It is written for college students, grads, twenty-somethings, and all the people who know them. It’s written and illustrated in an accessible and friendly style that’s easy on the brain. Available in soft cover and ebook.

Absolut Book

chronicles the birth of the Absolut vodka advertising campaign from 1979. Absolut may be the most awarded ad campaign in history as it set a new benchmark for creativity, versatility, artistry, and a dollop of fun. The author headed the campaign for many years at ad agency TBWA. It was a New York Times bestseller for three months. Available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook in the Apple store.

Absolut Sequel

as the name suggests, picks up the campaign in 1995 as the advertising broadened around the world, on the Internet, and became a collectors’ paradise. Available in hardcover and paperback.

Your Health. Your Weight. Your Life.

His collaboration with Alexander Goldberg, LAc, explains how our bodies resist our attempts to lose and maintain weight loss and how we can use that knowledge to lead healthier and thinner lives.

Health is Everything

Dr. A lays out his philosophy of the practice of good medicine and how doctors can lead their patients as guides and companions.